OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

OSI Presents

Philosophy for
Freedom and Flourishing

Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado
June 22–25, 2022

Freedom and flourishing are not givens. They are consequences of certain ideas that were developed over thousands of years and are still being refined today.

TOS-Con is for people who want to understand and act on these ideas, to thrive in their ventures and relationships, and to support liberty on solid ground.

We invite speakers from various disciplines and with differing views to create an intellectually rich environment in which ideas are discussed and challenged on the basis of evidence and reason.

Join us June 22–25 for an intense, life-enriching examination of the principles and practices on which freedom and flourishing depend.

Sharpen your mind.
Fuel your soul.
Excel in life.
Fight for liberty.

If these are your goals, this conference is for you.

Scholarships for Students & Young Adults

Students and young adults aged 18 to 29 are eligible to apply for an Active-Mind Scholarship to attend TOS-Con.

Speakers

Craig Biddle

Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown is the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most—both New York Times bestsellers. He is the founder and CEO of McKeown, Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency based in California, whose clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!. Greg earned his MBA at Stanford University and serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.

Greg McKeown

Craig Biddle

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and founder of the AHA Foundation. Prior to joining Hoover, she was a fellow at the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University, and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Ayaan is the author of several books, including Infidel (2007), Nomad: From Islam to America, a Personal Journey through the Clash of Civilizations (2010), Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now (2015), and Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights (2021).

Rajshree Agarwal

Peter Boghossian

Dr. Peter Boghossian is an American philosopher and pedagogist whose academic focus includes atheism, critical thinking, scientific skepticism, and the Socratic method. He is the author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and (with James Lindsay) How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide. Peter recently resigned from Portland State University in principled opposition to the school’s descent into illiberalism. He is now a founding faculty fellow at the newly formed University of Austin.

Gloria Álvarez

Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park is the author of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, a human rights activist, and a renowned TED speaker on the importance of freedom to human life. Born in North Korea under communist dictatorship, Yeonmi and her family escaped and eventually made their way to America. Yeonmi is now a leading voice of oppressed people around the world.

David Crawford

Zilvinas Silenas

Zilvinas Silenas is president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Prior to joining FEE, he was president of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), where he brought the Institute’s free-market reform message to the forefront of Lithuanian public discourse and, in conjunction with LFMI, won two Templeton Freedom Awards. Zilvinas holds degrees in economics from Wesleyan University and the ISM University of Management and Economics.

David Crawford

Amala Ekpunobi

Raised in a far-left activist household, Amala Ekpunobi began a career in leftist organizing until unanswered questions led her to an ideological transformation. Upon passionately speaking out as a conservative, she became a viral social content-creator and amassed millions of views. She now works as a personality at PragerU, where she hosts Will and Amala LIVE and creates daily content for social media.

Amala Ekpunobi

Andrew Bernstein

Wolf von Laer

Dr. Wolf von Laer is the CEO of Students for Liberty (SFL), a nonprofit that trains and supports pro-liberty students around the world. He received his Ph.D. in political economy at King’s College London. Wolf has published several book chapters and a book about central banking, and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Huffington Post, Bitcoin Magazine, Coindesk, and CSPAN.

Craig Biddle

Timothy Sandefur

Timothy Sandefur holds the Duncan Chair in Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute, and is the author of several books including The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law (2010), The Conscience of The Constitution (2014), The Permission Society (2016), Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man (2018), and The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon (2019). His forthcoming book is on Isabel Paterson’s, Rose Wilder Lane’s, and Ayn Rand’s efforts to defend liberty in an age of tyranny.

Jon Hersey

Jon Hersey

Jon Hersey

Jon Wos

Craig Biddle

Craig Biddle

Craig Biddle is cofounder and director of education and programs at Objective Standard Institute and editor in chief of The Objective Standard. His books include Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support ItRational Egoism: The Morality for Human Flourishing; and the forthcoming Forbidden Facts: Moral Truths Your Parents, Preachers, and Teachers Don’t Want You to Know. 

More speakers coming soon.

Program and Schedule

Details coming soon. Get updates.

Reception, Banquets, and Dance

Opening Reception & Banquet (evening of 6/22)

The opening reception and banquet will be a blast. Meet other attendees, catch up with friends, and enjoy the first evening of the most life-enhancing conference of the year.

Closing Banquet & Dance (evening of 6/25)

Celebrate new friendships, brainstorm new ventures, have fun on the dance floor, and enjoy the final hours of TOS-Con with fellow lovers of life and liberty.

What Attendees Say

I have a list of about 10 immediately actionable takeaways, from the importance of being prolific in releasing products, to the importance of creating an environment to foster deep work—all while getting my body in shape to fuel my creative passions.

— Ryan

TOS-Con taught me how to love life.

— Juan

After this conference, I will not waste a single moment of my life.

— Raja

TOS-Con was actually better than advertised: it was the most life-enhancing conference imaginable. I came away feeling positively buoyant. I came away not only smarter and happier, but a clearer thinker and, quite literally, a better person. Thank you for making that happen.

— Dan

This conference changed the way I think about the world. It will go down as one of my life-changing experiences.

— Lauren

The price paid to attend this conference is the single best investment I have ever made in myself.

— Steven

Hotel & Area

TOS-Con 2022 will be held at the Westin Westminster Hotel, which is just 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder. TOS-Con’s group rates on guest rooms start at $149 per night. The supply is limited, so be sure to book your room soon using this special TOS-Con page or by calling 303-410-5000. Please let us know if you have any questions or trouble—we’re here to help!

If you’d like to find a roommate, please post a note on TOS-Con 2022’s Facebook page, which is a great place to meet other attendees and make plans in general.

Pricing

Early-Bird Pricing Ends February 28, 2022

Day(s)

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Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

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Second(s)

Student*

High school, college, or Praxis

$95
$190

Young Adult*

Age 29 and under

$190
$290

Adult*

Age 30+

$790
$990

Atlas**

Sponsors low pricing for young people

$2800
$3500
*Student, Young Adult, and Adult registration include access to all lectures, workshops, and performances. (Children younger than 13 attend free with a parent.) Tickets to the opening and closing banquets are offered separately.

**Atlas registration includes access to all lectures, workshops, and performances—as well as the opening and closing banquets. Atlases are also invited to a special dinner with Craig Biddle and other TOS-Con speakers on Friday, June 24 to discuss ideas for advancing rational philosophy in the culture. If you are unable to attend the conference, you can register as a non-attending Atlas. To select this option, proceed through registration as an Atlas and enter the code JohnGalt in the “Non-Attending Atlas” field. The code will reduce the price from $2800 to $2000 and register you as a non-attending Atlas. (Please note: All Atlases, attending and non-attending, will be listed and thanked below unless anonymity is requested.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is TOS-Con for?

TOS-Con is for people who wants to live free and flourish. The theme of the conference—the thread connecting all of the lectures—is that freedom and flourishing are consequences of certain ideas that were developed over thousands of years and are still being refined today. The conference will help you to better understand and act on these ideas, to thrive in your ventures and relationships, and to support liberty on solid ground. If those are your goals, this conference is for you.

How can I meet other attendees before TOS-Con?

A great way to meet other attendees is to join TOS-Con 2022 on Facebook. Simply click “Join,” say hi, and enjoy a warm welcome. You can meet other attendees, find roommates, ask questions, post suggestions, and discover fun things to do in the Denver/Boulder area.

Where should I stay?

The conference will be held at the Westin Westminster Hotel, where TOS-Con’s group rates on guest rooms start at $149 per night. We recommend staying at The Westin, as that’s where all the action will be. The number of discounted rooms is limited, so book your room early. TOS-Con’s discounted rates apply for three days before and after the conference as well (based on availability), so if you’d like to arrive early or stay in the area for a few additional days, you can do so on the cheap.

Can I share a hotel room and split the cost?

Absolutely! Attendees are welcome to share rooms and split costs. If you’d like to find a roommate, we recommend posting a note on TOS-Con 2022’s Facebook page, where others will be looking for roomates as well.

How do I get to the hotel?

The hotel is approximately 30 miles from Denver International Airport. Both Uber and Lyft provide transportation in the area.

You can also purchase a $9 round trip ticket on the RTD (Denver’s light rail system) from the airport to Westminster. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel, including transportation to/from the closest RTD train station.

If you’d like to share a ride with other conference attendees, post a note on TOS-Con 2022’s Facebook page, where others will be looking for shared rides, too.

The hotel’s address is 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020.

What are the parking options?

The Westin Westminster offers complimentary self-parking on-site. Nightly valet parking is $15 per night.

What's the dress code at TOS-Con?

Dress comfortably! We recommend casual attire for the opening banquet and daily lectures, and cocktail attire for the closing banquet and dance.

What are the dining options?

Tickets for the opening and closing banquets (Wednesday and Saturday nights) can be purchased through TOS-Con’s registration page. There is a bar, a restaurant, and a Starbucks in the hotel, as well as several great places to eat within walking distance.

Is there a charge for Internet access at the conference hotel?

Internet access for conference attendees is free throughout the hotel.

Will TOS-Con lectures be livestreamed?

We do not plan to livestream the conference.

What is TOS-Con's recording policy?

Presentations at TOS-Con will be professionally recorded and made available at a later date to attendees. No other audio or video recording of the lectures or performances is permitted. You are welcome to take photographs, but please refrain from using a flash during lectures and performances.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration will remain open until the conference sells out. We encourage you to register and book your hotel room early, as space is limited.

What is the cancellation policy?

If for any reason TOS-Con 2022 is canceled—or if for any reason you personally are unable to attend—TOS-Con will refund your registration fees, including banquet tickets, in full through June 22, the day the conference begins.

In the event that the conference is cancelled, refunds will be issued automatically. In the event that you personally cannot attend, you need only email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Cancel TOS-Con Registration,” and we will refund your registration fees in full. It’s that simple.

For Active-Mind Scholarship recipients, please understand that we will NOT reimburse you for unused travel tickets. We recommend that you purchase refundable travel tickets and/or appropriate cancellation insurance.

By registering, you agree to TOS-Con’s Terms and Conditions. TOS-Con reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.